The Tusk Team wishes you all joyous Holidays and a happy New Year!
While we are used to doing the technical work remotely at Tusk IC, nothing compares to an in-person (Covid-proof!) team event.
After a lot of precautions (and sometimes waiting until the last minute for receiving delayed test results), the team went bowling in mid-November. The location was the aptly named Bowling Stones in Antwerpen, and we had the whole place to ourselves!
In the end, we discovered some hidden bowling gems in our team. On the other hand, some players started to doubt if they we left-handed, right-handed or ambidextrous based on their scores 😀
As is tradition, the evening was closed in one our favorite restaurants near the Tusk office in Antwerpen.
With the ever-changing Covid situation and the holiday season coming up, its difficult to find a new date for the next team event. Luckily we have the Santa Claus gift bag to bridge the gap until 2022 😉
Another year, another successful audit of the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) at Tusk IC.
Tusk IC aims to continuously improve and to be a reliable partner for its stakeholders by providing mmWave ASIC solutions in a timely, qualitative and efficient manner.
The ISO 9001 framework helps us in doing this and supports our continued growth as a provider of mmWave innovation!
A copy of our ISO 9001:2015 certificate and objectives can be found here.
Last week, Yicun Guo successfully completed his RF/mmWave summer internship at Tusk IC.
Yicun is a master student Electronics and Chip Design (ECD) at the University of Leuven (Belgium), starting his final master year soon. His thesis on 5G mmWave Power Amplifiers will be done under the supervision of prof. Patrick Reynaert and Valdrin Qunaj.
Thanks Yicun for making our company’s first internship experience such a nice one, and the wonderful closing dinner. We wish you the best of luck with your master thesis research!
A few weeks back, we organized an outdoor canoeing event in Mechelen as our first big Covid-proof team event. For the team members who joined Tusk IC during the Covid times, this was their first (of hopefully many!) event with the whole team.
Good weather, some synchronization challenges in the rowing pairs and a tasty dinner in the ViaVia restaurant afterwards made it fun and memorable.
If you or someone you know is looking for a challenge in analog, RF and mmWave IC design be sure to check our careers page https://tusk-ic.com/careers/ We hope to see you on the next Tusk Team event!
The Tusk IC team continues to grow, which means that more and more team members have been coming to the office in the past few months. Luckily, we have expanded our office in Antwerp with an additional floor in the Art-Nouveau townhouse we call home!
Besides a large recreational room + kitchen, small terrace and extra meeting room, we have also launched our new line of branded mugs in Tusk IC Blue 😉
If you are interested in joining our growing team and surf the mmWaves with us, visit https://tusk-ic.com/careers/ for our open positions for sr. analog and sr. RF/mmWave IC designer!
After the first in-person portion of the IMS/RFIC 2021 conference, the virtual part will start next week.
Besides great technical presentations, you will also be able to attend the RFIC Panel session on Tuesday June 22nd where our very own Wouter Steyaert will discuss on “RFIC Startups: A Dead Horse in the Era of Software Unicorns and Pandemics?”.
This panel consists entrepreneurs with different levels of maturity of their companies, who will share their experiences on how to bootstrap the activities from a funding point of view, what challenges they have been facing, and their business strategies to compete in a given market
It promises to be an interesting discussion, hope to see you there!
The EumW 2020 event (planned in September 2020) will now be organized online on January 11-15, 2021.
Tusk IC will exhibit with our booth, together with Bruco IC.
The Eumw 2020 program and event details: European Microwave Week (eumweek.com)
Should you or a friend/colleague attend and be interested to discuss how we could innovate together in mmWave IC’s, be sure to contact us! We are always on the lookout for new projects, partnerships and up-and-coming RF/mmWave design talent to join our ranks!
Happy holidays and best wishes for 2021 from the Tusk IC team! To many more challenging projects, successful tape outs and hopefully more in-person interactions!
During our yearly audit of our ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) Tusk IC has received the very good news that we passed with flying colors! The QMS was introduced into the organization for the following activities from Tusk IC:
“Design and development of microelectronic components and systems for RF/mmWave applications.”
Tusk IC wants to be a reliable partner for its stakeholders and we strive to provide the requested mmWave ASIC solutions in a timely, qualitative and efficient manner.
The implemented QMS will enable Tusk IC to standardize our work methods where possible and increase predictability, reproducibility and mitigate risks.
Another step towards innovation in mmWave!